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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Jenkintown is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 4,442. Jenkintown is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Jenkintown offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Jenkintown there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Jenkintown and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Jenkintown are highly rated.
About Jenkintown...
Population
4,442

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$285,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,377
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Jenkintown Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    180.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    22.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    22.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    135.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,440.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Jenkintown

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$99,572
National
$55,322
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Jenkintown Reviews

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Jenkintown is a wonderful community to grow up in!
Pros:
- fun traditions/events like the pumpkin drop, the arts festival
- well established and cute downtown area
- shorter train ride to center city than many inner-city neighborhoods like Mt Airy and Chestnut Hill (from our station it takes 20-35 minutes depending on where you're going)
- economically diverse
- lots of different housing options costing anywhere from $90,000 all the way to maybe $800,000. We have apartments, rowhomes, twins, and singles of all sizes.

Cons:
- Jenkintown isn't especially diverse racially. However, I've seen it get more and more diverse in the years I've been here.
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Jenkintown is a lovely community with great schools and low crime. One downfall is Beaver Hill Condominium....there are constant problems with residents and police are there frequently. The buildings are in disrepair and are not modernized. There is no plan to modernize in the future, therefore it will continue to decline. Lots of pretty flowers on the outside....but you can’t put perfume on a pig. Another problem I have encountered as a resident is the Tax Collector, Elizabeth Wolfe. She is a lax in performing her job. Makes mistakes that create major problems for residents and there is never an acknowledgement or apology. She is rarely in her office and does not return call promptly. Others than these two issues, I believe Jenkintown is one of the nicest communities I have ever lived in.
A very tight-knit, comfortable community where everybody knows each other and kindly greets one another on the street all the time. Jenkintown's main road, West Avenue. It is aligned with fantastic restaurants and shops, so your time in town will never be boring. Community events are never a rarity and a wonderful time where everyone gets together. My personal favorite is the annual Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting in the town square for the holiday season. Jenkintown also enjoys each season comfortable: spring, summer, winter, and autumn.